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because of the guru’s promise to save the world, students flocked to his school. many villagers signed up for classes, and many others applied to be #zenterns.

the tortoise asked him, “do you feel guilty deceiving all these people?”

the guru said, “if the world was going to end, then yes, but since the oracle is a fraud, no.”

the tortoise said, “but what if the oracle is right?”

the guru replied, “then the world will end, and i won’t be around to feel guilty.”

the tortoise asked, “but what if you could have done something and didn’t?”

the guru realized that this was a grave possibility, and it troubled him deeply. but then he received an invitation for a dinner in his honor and he completely forgot about it.